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05/11/21 – Baseball & Softball Reminders For Postseason

May 11, 2021 Baseball Blog Updates

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The KHSAA office has received several inquiries from member schools over the past few weeks on a variety of baseball/softball issues.  We share with you the following reminders as we are approaching the postseason. 

INTERRUPTED GAMES

  • All seeded district, district tournament, region tournament, and semi-state/state tournament games will be seven innings unless a run rule is in effect.
  • If the entire game cannot be played due to weather or other issues, it is a suspended game and shall be completed.
  • Any completion of a suspended game shall resume at the point of interruption including substitutions, ejections, etc.

DISTRICT SEEDING

  • All current seeding plans (including tie-breaking procedures) on file with the KHSAA for each district should be utilized.
  • Only in the case of COVID cancellations where the current seeding plan on file cannot be exercised, will the KHSAA policy in the COVID guidance be used.
  • As all are aware, the restrictions were much stronger in the fall with supersedure over adopted seeded plans, but have shifted to allow for local control and honoring the locally adopted plans as the year has continued. 
  • Current Softball District Seeding Plans
  • Current Baseball District Seeding Plans

BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL (REGULAR SEASON AND POSTSEASON)

  • There will be a limit of ten (10) minutes per team for infield practice.
  • Teams are restricted to their dugout area while the opposing team is taking infield practice.

BASEBALL ONLY

  • A reminder that it is advised that a designated pitch count recorder be assigned by district/region/semi-state managers and in all regular season contests per the competition rules.
  • If one is not assigned, then the home team is responsible for tabulating pitches thrown and the unaltered home book shall be considered the official count.
  • Pitch counts should be verified each half inning and verified as that is the last opportunity to challenge the pitch counts.
  • Game totals shall be submitted following the game through the use of GameChanger as was the practice during the regular season and may only be altered in the case of documented clerical errors.
  • Manual pitch count forms may be found at the link below for assistance.
  • https://khsaa.org/forms/ba101.pdf
  • https://khsaa.org/forms/ba127.pdf

For Softball questions, please contact Assistant Commissioner Sarah Bridenbaugh (sbridenbaugh@khsaa.org). 

For Baseball questions, please contact Associate Commissioner Butch Cope (bcope@khsaa.org).

 

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About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 284 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and 6 sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches, and licenses and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials.

 

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